Signals from the Frontline: Warhammer 40K and General Gaming News, Rumors, Tactics and Comedy!

signals from the Frontline

Show Notes

8-19-14

Intro

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News

  • LVO Rooms are available to book! There is a limited number of them, so do not wait too long. https://resweb.passkey.com/go/SFFRG5
  • DzC Reconquest Phase 1 rules are coming out, and there is some cool stuff in there! New fluff about humanity taking their worlds back, new rules, some units going rare like the Hades and Ferrum, and new rules like barrage, strafing, transition, etc. Some of the experimental units get upgraded like Praetorian Snipers. The resistance get 24 units right out of the gates which puts them at the same level as the other factions. Also, tons of new art! The named characters are beefy.
  • Matt Ward is gone indeed and pursuing his writing career.
  • FW being sold in GW stores again?
  • Awesome stuff coming out of GenCon! 56,614 attendees!
  • Check out this character Nephillim from PP.

character nephilim

 

  • Forces of Warmachine: Cephalyx is now available for download on the PP website.

CephalyxForceBook

  • The Assassin data-slate is up for pre-order on GW’s website, and we are taking pre-orders for the Grey Knight book, too!
  • F.A.T. Mat Outrider program is still in effect! And, BIG news, we have F.A.T. Mats on the way to the UK for distribution as we speak!
  • We had a blast filming a video bat rep at the Rev3 studios, that will be pretty cool when done!

Rumors: The Rumor Section is gathered from the web and is not in any way information we receive from  any manufacturer nor is it necessarily accurate. This section of the podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only.

  • Fantasy armies getting allies like 40K.
  • Nagash on the way! Supposedly 1,000pts?! Supposedly new books coming called “End Times” which progress the story and change all the races in Fantasy. Apparently Nagash unites the Vampire Counts and Tomb Kings and his model is going to be brilliant. Kislev is apparently removed from game lore. The images floating around that look pretty legit are absolutely stunning.
  • Chaos indeed being redone with efforts to put the Legions in the book!

Rant Session

Tactics Corner

  • Some of the awesome builds available through the Champions of Fenris supplement.

Rules Lawyer

List Review

Hi guys,

I’m a long time listener, first time e-mailer. I just want to say I

love the podcast, and the Team 0 Comp bat reps.

Anyhow, I’m looking to start an Ork army after playing a bunch of

GorkaMorka (even got a wasteland FATmat just for GoMo!). As a Morker,

this obviously means I’m looking at a Kult of Speed list, with an

emphasis on buggies and bikes.

I was thinking something like the following list, keeping in mind that

my local meta tends towards 1500 points:

HQ:

1) Big Mek (warlord, joins Warbikes) – Warbike, Kustom Force Field, Da

Finkin’ Kap

2) Warboss (joins Meganobz) – Mega Armor, Da Lucky Stikk

3) Mek (attached to troop choice #1)

4) Mek (attached to troop choice #2)

Troops:

1) Boyz – ‘Ard boyz, 1 X extra Boy, Nob, Bosspole, Powerklaw, Trukk,

Reinforced Ram

2) Boyz – ‘Ard boyz, 1 X extra Boy, Nob, Bosspole, Powerklaw, Trukk,

Reinforced Ram

Elites:

1) Meganobz – 2 X extra Nobz, Bosspole, Trukk, Reinforced Ram

Fast Attack:

1) Deffkoptas – 3 X extra Deffkoptas

2) Warbuggies – 4 X extra Warbuggies, 5 X Wartrakk Skorcha upgrades

3) Warbikes – 10 X extra Warbikes

I like the idea of the Watrakk Skorchas rushing up the field to screen

the Trukks, but I feel they might do better as normal Warbuggies with

Rokkit Launchas, especially since I don’t have much anti-air

otherwise. I’m also kinda worried about having the Warboss and 5

Meganobz in a single Trukk, as it may as well have a “shoot me first!”

billboard stapled to it.

I was thinking of maybe swapping out the Warboss for a Big Mek with

Gazzbag’s Blitzbike, and a Kustom Forcefield, to be attached to the

Deffkoptas, then dropping one of the Warbikes, and turning the

Wartrakk Skorchas into Warbuggies with Rokkits to make it so the

Meganobz can be split into two squads of 3 mounted in Trukks (with

enough leftover to give the Big Mek with the Warbikers a Bosspole).

I just really like the idea of a Warboss in Megarmor with Da Lucky

Stikk (mostly so I can make him a looted Tau Broadside).

Thanks in advance, and keep the awesome stuff coming!

Sincerely,

James

P.S. Does Frankie have any tips on how to practice rolling 6s?

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22 Responses to “Signals from the Frontline: Warhammer 40K and General Gaming News, Rumors, Tactics and Comedy!”

  1. ZeroWolf August 19, 2014 11:38 am #

    Reece! Where are the Space Wolves batreps?

    I’ve been wondering about your opinion on Grimnar Clause as well. 🙂

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 19, 2014 12:08 pm #

      We have been swamped with work, haven’t had a chance to play that much, lately. But, they will be inbound!

      • ZeroWolf August 19, 2014 4:27 pm #

        Cool looking forward to it!

        Grimnar?

  2. Slaede August 19, 2014 12:26 pm #

    Why ban CTA allies at this point?

    • Jural August 19, 2014 1:23 pm #

      I’m curious about this point as well… My ‘Nids need Knights!

      for um… fluff reasons.

  3. Tom August 19, 2014 12:26 pm #

    Man, I’d looove to see CSM redone based on legions. Almost sounds too good to be true.

    • TinBane August 19, 2014 2:43 pm #

      Yeah. It’s been rumoured a number of times.

      It would be interesting to see if they are going to release a legion codex, and leave C:CSM to represent mixed or renegade battle groups, assuming this is true.

      If it’s done properly, it could be a huge boost to GW’s bottom lines. Most CSM players are either pursuing other armies, putting 40k on hold/backburner or already have 4 heldrakes… 😛

      It’s a good time for the legions too, seeing as you can get FW shoulder pads with icons for many of the heresy era legions. I think it’s just 1ksons that are missing?

    • Jural August 19, 2014 2:54 pm #

      It has sounded awesome for 8 years now. Way to ignore market research GW. Literally there is a pile of cash I am waiting to push into your wallet if you release some legion dexes.

      You know, right after I look up literally in the dictionary.

  4. winterman August 19, 2014 12:54 pm #

    The mentioned army build restrictions are interesting. Seems to favor 7ed codexes but at this rate most codexes will be updated by LVO so I guess its not a big deal. But right now it seems strange to poo poo dual CAD but let someone take a CAD and a SW FOC detachment.

    • Umbo August 21, 2014 5:43 pm #

      Yeah I agree in a way. Can easily run cents in 3 pods with libbies with cad and sw new detachment. Can’t think of much worse you can do with double CAD.

  5. Christian August 19, 2014 1:00 pm #

    Forgive me if it’s in the podcast, I’ll listen to it on my way home from work today, but are LVO 40k GT tickets available for purchase? Didn’t see a link in the shop or community section.

    • Reecius
      Reecius August 19, 2014 2:57 pm #

      Not yet, they will be up in September. Rooms are available to book now, though.

      • Christian August 19, 2014 3:37 pm #

        Cool, so, which days will the 40k GT be?

        • Reecius
          Reecius August 19, 2014 4:10 pm #

          Friday, Saturday and Sunday if you make the finals. There will be a ton of other events on Sunday for 40K, too for those that don’t make the finals.

          • Christian August 19, 2014 4:19 pm
            #

            Thanks Reece, very excited! It was a great event last year.

  6. iNcontroL August 19, 2014 4:44 pm #

    LVO YEAHHHHHHHH

  7. Hotsauceman1 August 19, 2014 6:24 pm #

    I cant go to vegas this year.
    Have a drink and a dice roll for me

  8. Noah August 19, 2014 9:11 pm #

    Room is booked. As soon as the GT tickets are loaded I’ll lock it down.

  9. Novastar August 20, 2014 1:01 pm #

    I hope the assasin data slate isn’t just a copy paste, back in 2nd ed and 3rd edition if you saw an assassin it was a bad day lol, as in oh sh!t it’s an evassor, run the other way lol

    • nimrod451 August 21, 2014 2:12 am #

      I was actually hoping the Eversor would blow up again. I didn’t play back in the day – but i always heard about that and was dissapointed when the newer versions i play he DIDN’T do that..

      ..so here’s to the tac-nuke Eversor

  10. Paul Cornelius August 20, 2014 2:13 pm #

    Booked room. Are LVO ticket sales up?

  11. nimrod451 August 21, 2014 1:46 am #

    I’ll try and see if the Montana Crew can be asked to get in gear

    LVO was Amazing Last year – I feel like i should have done worse so i could have the honor of the wooden spoon!

    Looking forward to it guys hope i can make it..

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